A tough introduction to the PGA Tour for Kiwi number one Danny Lee.

Lee's battled to a two over par 72 in the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

It's Lee's first tournament as a full-time PGA Tour pro.

He's nine shots off the lead set by little-known Canadian Graham DeLaet who fired a superb seven under 63, and two shots ahead of Sweden's Carl Petterson and Korea's KJ Choi.